Partner, Head of Arbitration
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M. (D.E.S.)
French, English, German
Dr. Favre-Bulle's practice concentrates on dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in more than 200 arbitrations (e.g. sales agreements, agency & distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, post-M&A disputes, etc., in various business industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, construction, luxury goods, sports [in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport], etc.). At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Xavier Favre-Bulle heads the Arbitration group and the Sports law sector. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 60 books and articles.
Xavier Favre-Bulle has a "leading reputation as arbitration counsel", and "commands respect before Swiss arbitration panels, exercises solid judgement and is a dedicated advocate for a client’s interests." (Chambers Global, 2017). He has been described in arbitration directories as a "first-class lawyer" and "outstanding counsel" giving "an exceptional level of service", with "proficiency in multi-jurisdictional work" and "24-hour availability". "He is insightful and precise and knows how to proceed from the strategic side" say clients, who add: "he knows how to present points in the most effective way" (Chambers Global, 2016).
Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial and Contracts, Technology Media Telecoms (TMT) and Outsourcing, Sports